Definition of by–product oven
: a coke oven consisting typically of rows of long narrow coking chambers that alternate with flues in which fuel gas is burned, used especially for high-temperature and medium-temperature carbonization of coal, and having provision for recovery of volatile products (such as gas, ammonia, light oils, and tar)
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